Dreamiracle DRMUS-IM2200-UL 33lbs Ice Maker Machine Review
Dreamiracle DRMUS-IM2200-UL is a recently released ice maker that has managed to become one of the best selling portable/countertop ice makers in just a few months. Is it really that good to achieve such success so fast in highly competitive market?
Dreamiracle ice maker makes up to 33 pounds ice cubes in 24 hours. It makes a batch of 9 ice cubes every 7-15 minutes (usually 8-10). Ice texture is nice – ice cubes are soft and really chewable, they do come out a bit wet though so will freeze into a clump of ice if you put them in freezer and you will have to break them apart with an ice pick afterwards.
Ice cubes are bullet shaped with hollow inside. Advantage of this shape is that it cools drinks better than classic square shaped ice cubes due to larger contact area however they also melt faster for that same reason.
It can make ice cubes in two sizes however this feature is almost unnecessary because the size difference between them is miniscule (small ice cubes are about 0.8″ x 1″ and large 1″ x 1″ in size).
Ice production is actually very similar to other portable/countertop ice makers since Dreamiracle uses R600a compressor/refrigerant and nickel plated pure copper evaporator. Only difference is that it produces up to 33 lbs of ice in 24 hours, whereas most portable/countertop ice makers can make only up to 26 pounds. Doesn’t sound like much of a difference but it’s actually quite noticeable, perhaps Dreamiracle actual ice production is closer to claimed figure than with some of the other ice makers.
Although Dreamiracle makes more ice than most portable/countertop ice makers it’s not the king in terms of sheer ice output – there are some models that can produce even up to 48 lbs of ice cubes in 24 hours.
Ice basket isn’t refrigerated so made ice cubes melt once made, however because of the 3-layer insulation (Stainless steel housing / 19MNM ternary foaming layer / PP material) they melt slowly. This isn’t much of a problem anyway since it’s making new ice cubes constantly and water from melted ice cubes go back into water reservoir to be re-used for following batches.
Overall build quality is good. Dreamiracle ice maker has stainless steel housing with plastic top whereas most units are made entirely of plastic.
Dreamiracle ice maker control panel features 2 buttons – “Start/Pause” and and “Select Mode” (i.e. ice production mode or self-clean mode). There are also 6 indicators light:
- “Large Ice”: Large ice cube size setting has been selected (1″ x 1″).
- “Small Ice”: Small ice cube size setting has been selected (0.8″ x 1″).
- “Clean”: Ice maker is currently in self-clean mode.
- “Ice Making”: Ice maker is currently in ice making mode.
- “Add water”: Water reservoir is empty. To resume ice production pour water into water reservoir.
- “Ice Full”: Ice basket is full. To resume ice production remove ice cubes from basket.
Control panel is intuitive and simple to use.
Dreamiracle ice maker has self-clean mode which is very useful and not that uncommon in countertop ice makers.
Other features are pretty common though like see-through window and infrared sensors that detect when ice basket is full or water reservoir empty and pauses ice production until you resolve the issue.
Ice basket can fit up to 3.3 pounds of ice cubes (about 120 pieces) – significantly more than other ice makers which usually have basket capacity of 1.5-2.6 lbs.
Water reservoir capacity is 94.6 oz (2.8 liters) which is also significantly more than other models.
It’s not very loud but it does make a humming noise.
Dreamiracle ice maker isn’t exactly gorgeous but it looks a thousand times better than your usual bland-looking ice makers that look like appliances from 1990s.
It’s also mostly made of stainless steel so it feels more expensive and hi-end than units that are made entirely of plastic.
Dreamiracle ice machine probably won’t win any design awards but it’s a lot better looking than most of its competitors.
Dimensions and weight
Dreamiracle ice maker measures 9.6 inches wide, 15.9 inches deep and 16.9 inches high so it’s larger than most other portable/countertop ice machines and takes more counter space. It weighs 24 pounds making it heavier as well by about 8 pounds compared to median average.
Dreamiracle DRMUS-IM2200-UL is one of the best portable/countertop ice makers for the money, perhaps even the best.
Dreamiracle DRMUS-IM2200-UL Ice Maker Machine Details/Specs:
- Type: Freestanding / Portable / Countertop
- Voltage/Frequency: 120V AC 60HZ
- Rated Power: 130W
- Ice output: up to 33 lbs per 24 hours
- Ice cubes per batch: 9
- Ice cube size options: 2
- Water reservoir capacity: 94.6 oz / 2.8 liters
- Ice basket capacity: 3.3 lbs / 1.5 kg
- Refrigerant: 26g R600a
- Evaporator: Nickel plated pure copper
- Insulation: 3 layers (Stainless steel housing / 19MNM ternary foaming layer / PP material)
- Housing material: SUS 430 stainless steel and polypropylene
- Weight: 24 lbs / 10.9 kg
- Dimensions: 9.6” x 15.9” x 16.9” (W x D x H)
- Package contents:
- 1 x Dreamiracle DRMUS-IM2200-UL ice maker machine
- 1 x Ice Scoop
- 1 x Ice Basket
- 1 x Measuring Cup